HUNDREDS of children across Middlewich took part in activities last week to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing.

The Wellbeing Awareness Day was organised by Middlewich Partner Schools on September 22, and included a range of activities, from yoga to painting to den building.

Children from Middlewich Primary, Byley Primary, Wimboldsley Primary and St Mary's Primary School joined Year 7 students from Middlewich High School, with the day being hailed as a success and an important step in ensuring children are comfortable with something that can often be a difficult subject.

Winsford Guardian: Children from across schools in Middlewich took part in a Wellbeing Awareness Day

Emma Brown, who is the mental health lead at Middlewich Partner Schools and was one of the leader's of the successful day, spoke of how important talking about mental health is for children and their futures.

She said: "It can often be very daunting talking about mental health, whether it's about yourself or listening to others regarding theirs.

"In our modern world there are so many factors that can contribute to poor mental health, especially in our young people's lives.

"In Middlewich High School we pride ourselves on working tirelessly at removing the stigma attached to mental health and our openness to talk about this."

Winsford Guardian: Children from across schools in Middlewich took part in a Wellbeing Awareness Day

Mrs Brown went on to say how beneficial the partnership was between the schools and how it has a positive impact on the lives of the children.

"It was Desmond Tutu who once said ''why are we pulling these people out of the river, we should be going upstream and stopping them from falling in''," she added.

"I truly believe this unity in the Middlewich Partner Schools are doing just that.

"By introducing the different strategies and skills to help support our young people's emotional health and wellbeing from a primary school level continuing all the way through high school and life beyond."

Winsford Guardian: Children from across schools in Middlewich took part in a Wellbeing Awareness Day